“As each needle is important to the form of the redwood tree, each citizen helps shape the community.”These words are inscribed on the Tall Tree Awards presented annually by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and the Palo Alto Weekly to an outstanding citizen, professional, business and non-profit. Started in 1980, the Tall Tree Awards honor those who have contributed significantly to the betterment of our community, often quietly, steadily and unheralded.Download nomination form for this year’s recipients.
The annual Tall Tree Awards Dinner is an elegant evening event attended by around 400 guests, including business and community leaders. The cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 5:30, and the sit-down dinner and program begin at 7:00.Check the Chamber calendar to view and register for the next Tall Tree Awards Dinner.
The Palo Alto Chamber is a member of Athena International, an organization established by the Lansing Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce in 1982 to recognize the leadership of outstanding professional and business women in the community and to advocate to provide opportunities for them to move into leadership positions. Each fall, one woman in our business community is honored for her leadership in and contribution to business and the betterment of our community.
Download nomination form for this year’s recipient.Check the Chamber calendar to view and register for the next Athena Award Luncheon. To learn more about Athena International, click here http://www.athenainternational.org/
Each year, over the last weekend of August, the Chamber hosts a nine-block open street fair throughout downtown Palo Alto. With over 300 unique artists, musicians and food and beverage vendors, you’re sure to find this event an exciting one for your senses. A stroll down University Avenue this weekend will reveal to you some of the finest in kinetic sculpture, photography, painting, ceramic art, jewelry, musical acts and much, much more. Local businesses will have their doors open to add to your shopping and dining pleasure.
Chamber member businesses open their doors to members, guests, and prospective members to visit their location while meeting and networking with other professionals in a casual, friendly setting. Our mixers are held on the fourth Wednesday of almost every month with food and beverages provided. Twice a year we partner with other local chambers to host Tri-City Mixers where your opportunity for networking is tripled! Check our Chamber Calendar for the location and date of the next mixer.
Get to know your fellow chamber members, network with other local businesses, or just enjoy some appetizers and drinks.
Chamber members are invited to showcase their businesses at mixers by purchasing a showcase table at the event.
Call 324-3121 or contact
to purchase a showcase table.
Check the Chamber Calendar to view and register for upcoming mixers.
There is such a thing as a free lunch! These are offered quarterly so come to network, learn and become a greater part of the Chamber during your lunch hour. Learn tips for “mining” the local business publication for leads to expand your customer base, to incorporate social media into your marketing plan, or how to proceed with a career change. Seating is limited for these free lunchtime seminars, so make your reservation early. Check our Chamber Calendar to register for the next Lunch 'N Learn.
Chamber members opening new businesses or reopening a remodeled one are invited to schedule a Ribbon Cutting. As an official welcome to the community, the Chamber will bring
If you would like to schedule a ribbon cutting for your business, please contact
These quarterly events highlight member benefits and getting the most value for your membership along with the opportunity of meeting other new chamber members. Held at local chamber member businesses, the information is provided in a casual setting with time to ask questions and find out how to get more involved. We also welcome longtime members who would simply like a refresher on the many ways the chamber can work with you to help promote your business and increase your business.